Cell Theory Teacher Resources

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Early Scientists' Contributions

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Five scientists and their contributions to modern cell theory are listed, one person per slide.  It concludes by having viewers answer recap questions. This simple presentation can be used on the first day of your unit on cells to...
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Let’s Get Theoretical About Cells

For Teachers 6th Standards
Get up close and personal with cells in a hands-on journey to discover what makes up living things. Scholars learn valuable microscope skills, delve into the Modern Cell Theory, and gain insight into how cells reproduce. The included lab...
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Unit 3 Cell Structures: Cell Theory & Organelles

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine cell structures in depth. They decide what grade they want to work for and do the assignments for that grade. They complete various assignments on cell theory and organelles.
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Quiz on Cell Theory

For Students 6th - 12th
In this cell theory quiz worksheet, students complete an on-line game, clicking on questions and matching answer cards and scoring 1 point per correct answer. Printable version available also.
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Cell Theory Rap

For Teachers 7th - 12th
All that this will link you to is a rap about cell theory and organelles. Use it as an example for a creative assignment in your biology class. Divide the class into groups and assign them a topic for which they write and perform a skit,...
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Cell and Cell Structure

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Does anyone remember seeing the movie Fantastic Voyage? This app is reminiscent of that imaginary journey through the human body, but in this case, venture even further into individual cells!
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Cell Structure and Function

For Students 8th - 9th
In this cell worksheet, students describe the components that make up the cell and their functions. Students discuss background of cell theory, complete tables, label charts and match functions of cell structures.
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Early Scientists

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Expose your beginning biologists to the development of cell theory and the scientists who played significant roles. The slides do not present much detail, and there are no teachers' notes to guide your lecture. Review the slides as an...
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Cell Structure

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Your accelerated biology learners will add to their understanding of cell structure with this resource. Taking them beyond the basics of mitochondria and chromatin, it also queries them about actin microfilaments and the extracellular...
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Cell History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While Robert Hooke discovered the cell in 1665, the first cell theory didn't come about until the 1830s. The video explains the discovery of the cell and the scientists involved. It continues to the parts of cell theory and the...
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Cell-abrate!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Lights, camera, action! With the cell at center stage, guide your seventh grade biologists through the tiny drama that plays out within every living thing. Then, enjoy the show as they portray the organelles they've studied—a performance...
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Lesson Plan: The Cell- A Historical Perspective

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover the impact the invention of the microscope had on scientific discovery as well as the concept of spontaneous generation and the cell theory. Students examine these scientific concepts through a WebQuest and by viewing a...
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Cells & Their Function

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students review cell theory, identify major organelles found in typical cell, describe function of each major organelle, compare plant and animal cells, and demostrate understanding that cancer is caused by uncontrolled division of cells.
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The Characteristics of Living Things

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the characteristics of living things. In this living things lesson plan, 8th graders review as a class the cell theory and the characteristics of living things. They answer questions about how to determine if...
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Cell Theory, Scientists, & Cell Types

For Students 6th - 10th
In this cells worksheet, students compare the characteristics of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Students describe how different scientists contributed to the cell theory. This worksheet has 6 short answer questions and 1 graphic...
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Cells and the Cell Membrane

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students investigate the properties of cell membranes by isolating the membrane surrounding chicken eggs. They set up an experiment by placing eggs in a vinegar solution for three days. A powerpoint lecture emphasizes the structure of...
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7th Science Quiz

For Teachers 7th - 8th
This seventh grade life science quiz has a professional appearance and well-written multiple-choice questions. However, it seems to cover too broad a variety of biology topics for only 15 questions to fully assess. There is one question...
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What's My Purpose In This Life? Intro To Cell Theory/Organelles

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
New ReviewWhy are we here? Well, if you happen to be a Golgi body, the answer is simple! Young biologists embark upon a journey through the tiny world of cellular organelles with an engaging lesson from the K20 Center. The activities open with an...
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Structure and Function of the Cell/Introduction to the Cell

For Students 7th - 12th
So, this is not technically a worksheet, but rather a chapter of reading material, pictures, and diagrams introducing young biologists to the cell. Cell theory, diversity, size, and shape are described. The internal organization and...
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The Body Part of Cells

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are introduced to cell organelles and their functions and the they define the differences between animal and plant cells. They write a paragraph explaining the difference between plant and animal cells and students...
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Cell Theory

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students state the three parts of cell theory. They identify the roles of the nucleus and cell membrane. They take notes from the overhead on cell theory. They answer true/false questions about cell theory.
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The Cell Theory

For Students 9th - 12th
In this cells worksheet, students review how the cell theory was developed. Students review the structure and function of cell structures and active transport. This worksheet has 30 fill in the blank questions.
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The Human Cheek Cell

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students list the parts of cell theory and describe and define vocabulary.  In this cell activity students complete a handout that includes sketching a cell. 
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Cell Parts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do a bird, an egg, a rabbit, and a toad all have in common? This fun-filled resource explains the similarities and differences between cells and how all cells are similar, yet all are different. Learners begin by depicting a...

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